Jeep. Sure, it's part-owned by an Italian company that also makes Alfa Romeos, but nothing says 'Merica quite like this brand, what with its roots in making little go-anywhere trucks for the US Army in World War II.

Jeep even lays claim to having created the original SUV with the Wagoneer in the early 1960s, and in a way the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is its great grandchild.

The Grand Cherokee is Jeep's biggest SUV, and of the six different types that you can get, the Trailhawk is marketed as the tougher-looking, more off-road-capable member of the family.

So, how much does the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk cost, what features does it come with and what's it like to drive? I found out when the Trailhawk came to live with my family for a week.